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Vago Jabali / Espadin – Hijos de Aquilino Garcia

Vago Jabali / Espadin from Hijos de Aquilino Garcia is a very limited released that is produced in Candelaria Yegolé, Oaxaca.

Rating: (1 review)
Brand:Vago Mezcal
Mezcalero:Mateo Garcia, Temo Garcia
Maguey:Espadin, Jabali
Agave:Angustifolia, Convallis
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Candelaria Yegole
ABV: 50.2%
Website: https://mezcalvago.com/, opens in new window
Ownership:Samson & Surrey

About this mezcal

Vago Jabali / Espadin from Hijos de Aquilino Garcia was produced in Candelaria Yegolé, Oaxaca. Mateo and Temo Garcia are following in their late father’s footsteps, producing a mezcal unique to their home village. This is an extremely limited release.

Vago Mezcal

Mezcal Vago began when co-founder Judah Kuper visited a hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico. He fell in love with the nurse who treated him. Her father, Aquilino Garcia, was a sustenance farmer who also produced mezcal. Judah and Aquilino, along with Judah’s longtime friend Dylan Sloan, launched Mezcal Vago. In 2013, their first exported bottles arrived in Texas. Each of their mezcals is produced naturally in a traditional palenque with no additives. The brand aims to empower both the master craftsmen with a celebration of his art. Also the consumer by giving them the knowledge they need to find a great mezcal. The brand plants 3 agaves for each single agave they harvest. Their goal is to end the use wild agave by 2025 for most of their releases.

In 2017, Mezcal Vago began using different color labels for their different mezcaleros. Emigdio Jarquin (blue label) distills in copper with refrescador. Aquilino and Joel Barriga (tan and gold labels respectively) distill in copper. Tio Rey (red label) distills in clay pots. All their mezcaleros use different water sources and make different distillation cuts. In 2018, Mezcal Vago established an investment partnership with Samson and Surrey. With the new partnership, each Mezcal Vago mezcalero has a stake in Samson and Surrey.

In 2021, Mezcal Vago went through its first major brand redesign since their launch in 2013.

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1 review

5 out of 5

Jonathan Lockwood

Jonathan Lockwood

13 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 week ago

I’ve had this twice so far at our beloved mezcal bar here in San Miguel de Allende, “The Room.” Lest you think this Jabali has been somewhat weakened by the Espadín, I’ll share my opinion that it hasn’t. Just as beautifully elegant as Jabalí can be! I took pictures from every angle–front and back–but find no date of production or batch number. I can only say we’ve enjoyed it in the month of July, 2022 and that they made only 295 liters in this batch. It’s positively magnificent! With as few bottles as they produced, if you see it…GRAB IT!

I’ve had this twice so far at our beloved mezcal bar here in San Miguel de Allende, “The Room.” Lest you think this Jabali has been somewhat weakened by the Espadín, I’ll share my opinion that it hasn’t. Just as beautifully elegant as Jabalí can be! I took pictures from every angle–front and back–but find no date of production or batch number. I can only say we’ve enjoyed it in the month of July, 2022 and that they made only 295 liters in this ba

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